Library patrons track ‘prisoners’ during Freedom to Read Week

Today is an exciting day at the Stettler Public Library.

Today is an exciting day at the Stettler Public Library. Renovations are now officially a go and the plans look wonderful. Stop in and see the architect’s plans posted up by the front doors and let us know what you think.

Feb. 24 to March 2 is a very important week at the Stettler Public Library. It’s Freedom to Read Week and it’s something that we feel very strongly about.

The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms states, “Everyone has the following fundamental freedoms … thought, belief, opinion, and expression.”

The library should be a place where ideas and thoughts follow freely and where you can access the information without prejudice.

During Freedom to Read Week, mugshot posters of the staff will be placed around the library. The prisoner number in each photo has literary significance and it’s your job to figure out what it is.

Banned and challenged books will be on display throughout the library and we hope that they will start discussion. Stop in and join the discussion as you look at the posters from past Freedom to Read Weeks.

We have a busy few weeks at the Stettler Public Library. Here is a quick overview of what is coming up:

Tech Time for Seniors takes place Thursday from 1 to 3 p.m. Bring us your tech needs and we’ll help you out.

Join us for the Academy Award-nominated movie “War Witch” on Thursday at 7 p.m. Watch this fabulous movie before the Oscars are handed out Sunday night.

Chicks with Sticks is back on Tuesday at 7 p.m. Bring your craft project and enjoy some wonderful advice and fantastic company.

We will celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday on Saturday, March 2, from 1 to 3 p.m. Join us for crafts, cake games and some classic Seuss stories.

Join us for a special Something Cool After School on Wednesday, March 6, at 4 p.m. for Doughnut Day. Eat a Timbit, create a felt donut, leave sweet and happy.

On Saturday, March 9, from 1 to 3 p.m., celebrate National Picnic Day at the Stettler Public Library. Bring a blanket and snacks to our indoor picnic and enjoy the movie “Wreck-It Ralph.” We will provide the ants.

We are inviting all children ages three and four to our Fancy Nancy Tea Party on Friday, March 22, from 6 to 7 p.m. The library is having a tea party because being fancy is fun. Call 403-742-2292 to register and call soon because space is limited.

Books are available for all three book clubs. Copies of “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” are available for the members of the Brain Candy Book Club who will be discussing it on Tuesday, March 5, at 7 p.m.

For anyone interested in Readers’ Circle choice of “The Sisters Brothers” on Thursday, March 7, at 7 p.m., copies are also available. Ages 13 and up are welcome to join the Spine Crackers Book Club on Tuesday, March 12, at 6 p.m., when “Framed” by Frank Cottrell Boyce will be the topic of discussion.

— LITERALLY YOURS

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